Category Archives: Pet Safety

Storm Preparedness Tips for Pet Parents

"Ever tried coaxing a petrified pooch out from underneath the armoire? Then perhaps you can understand the importance of advanced storm preparedness. Don’t wait until every second counts. Planning for pet safety and comfort before there’s a problem can keep panic to more controlled levels when things become increasingly tumultuous. At the very least, it helps precondition our pets…

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Does Your Dog Need Swim Lessons?

"The most common setting where dogs drown is in swimming pools." What a wonderful article posted by the NY TIMES. We are grateful pet owners everywhere are realizing the importance of swimming lessons. It is assumed by many that all dogs instinctively already know how to swim, but unfortunately this is not true. Many dogs…

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Canine Hydrotherapy Options

Underwater treadmills and canine therapy pools are highly effective for conditioning and rehabilitating canine athletes and companions – but only under the guidance of a certified physical therapist! “Almost immediately after my youngest dog, Sirius, had surgery on both of her knees last year, I brought her to see a physical therapist. This certified animal…

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How to Prevent & Handle Heat Stroke in Dogs

Even though summertime involves getting outside more and enjoying the weather, there are serious things to consider if and when you take your dog outdoors. The high temperatures, especially here in Central Florida, can be dangerous and sometimes deadly, and heat stroke, unfortunately, is a common occurrence during the warm months. It is vital to…

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Beat the Heat: Paw Protection

As the middle of the Summer approaches Central Florida, the heat starts to rise even more and so does the temperature on the ground. Many dog owners and dog walkers enjoy walks with their dogs and have even incorporated it into their everyday routine. But, many of them fall short in remembering an important detail:…

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Canine Massage: How to for Dog Owners

Help your dog stay fit and flexible with these massage and stretch techniques For many of our dogs, especially as they age, joint degeneration, muscle atrophy, loss of flexibility and subsequent pain are all too common. Considering that conventional options for treating a dog's pain and arthritis are limited (typically, prescription drugs and/or surgery), it…

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Dog Differences: Service, Therapy & Emotional Support

Are you using the terms service dog, therapy dog and emotional support dog interchangeably? Did you know there’s a difference between these three types of dogs? To help clarify, we’ve written this article to explain where you may see a certain type of dog and when someone may need one. What’s The Difference Between Service, Therapy &…

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Vestibular Disease in Dogs

What is Vestibular Disease? We understand a ‘stroke’ from human medicine as a sudden hemorrhage or blood clot to an area of the brain that can lead to weakness, paralysis, potential loss of speech and cognitive functions and potentially, death.   While it is not impossible for dogs to develop bleeding problems in the brain, the…

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7 Habits of Inspiring Dog Parents

Dip'n Dogs Owner Rachel, her husband and their two dogs, Lola & Leo Yes, we are crazy dog parents to the fullest-in a good way! You know, the ones that are obsessed with their dogs and love to talk about dogs, and schedule their lives around their dogs, have careers catered to dogs, dream about…

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Why Having a Dog is Good for Your Health!

Dogs not only bring joy to our lives, but current research finds that having a dog is good for our health and overall well-being. There are constant studies analyzing the human/dog bond and provided below are many reasons and explanations as to why canines are essential for our lives! Physical Exercise Increases The older we…

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